TOK, Book 7 Launches in May
Diaspora Dialogues celebrates another edition of its anthology series
(TORONTO) – Diaspora Dialogues, a literary non-profit organization, will launch its seventh edition of TOK: Writing the New Toronto, a collection of fiction and poetry on May 9, 2012 at the Gladstone Hotel.
The successful anthology series features new works by the brightest Canadian writers, as well as the most promising new voices. TOK 7 presents a set of narratives connecting readers to the locations and experiences created by the writer.
WHAT: TOK: Writing the New Toronto, Book 7 Launch
WHEN: Wednesday, May 9, 2012
TIME: Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; readings commence at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Gladstone Hotel; 1214 Queen Street West
CONTACT: Holly Tran, firstname.lastname@example.org, 416-944-1101 x 363
“We’re happy to produce yet another edition of great work that reflect the immense talent this city has to offer,” says Helen Walsh, president, Diaspora Dialogues. “We’re proud to say that this series has been a stepping stone for many of our writers and has launched successful writing careers. In fact, this past year came full-circle for one of our writers, Moez Surani, who began as a DD mentee and now is a DD mentor.”
Contributors to TOK 7 include a mix of established and emerging writers. Emerging writers in the book are writers whose work was selected through a blind jury selection and were participants in DD’s 2011 Mentorship Program. Contributors include: Margaret Christakos, Irving Ellman, Shadi Eskandani, Amina Farah, Jennie Jungyeon Heo, Mia Herrera, Ibi Kaslik, William S. Meneses, James Papoutsis, Brandon Pitts, Andrew Pyper, Zalika Reid-Benta, Dominique Russell, Vania Selvaggi, Moez Surani, Catriona Wright and Yaya Yao.
Please join us to celebrate the literary talent this city has to offer!
For more info visit www.diasporadialogues.com
About Diaspora Dialogues
Diaspora Dialogues supports the creation and presentation of new fiction, poetry and drama that reflect the complexity of the city through the eyes of its richly diverse writers. Diaspora Dialogues is supported by Maytree, Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, the Metcalf Foundation, TD Bank Group and Ontario Trillium Foundation.